Guided tour

Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Haunted Walk
Guided tour

Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Haunted Walk

From US$ 20.67 per person

Join an award-winning evening walking tour and discover Ottawa by lantern light. Visit well-known locations to learn their ghost stories and darker history.

About this activity

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Duration 75 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear the capital's spookiest ghost stories
  • Discover stunning areas downtown that you may not find on your own
  • Learn the secrets of haunted spots
  • Discover unsolved mysteries and secrets beneath your feet
Full description

Experience Ottawa like never before on a 75-minute Original Haunted Walk. Spend an evening with fascinating tour guides who are chosen from the best local storytellers and have a passion for sharing the unexpected side of Canada's capital city.  On the Original Haunted Walk, your expert cloaked guide will reveal to you their favorite ghost stories from the Downtown Ottawa area and lead you by lantern light to some of the city's most well-known haunted spots.

Visit locations such as the Fairmont Château Laurier, Grant House, and Ottawa’s haunted high school. A favorite stop is the haunted Bytown Museum where many of the guides have had their own experiences to share. You’ll never look at the city and these buildings the same again.  After being led through the streets of Downtown Ottawa, your guide can walk you back to the start location or leave you to enjoy a (sleepless) night in the city.

  • Walking tour
  • Cloaked expert tour guide
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your cloaked guide in front of the tour supplier's office at 46 1/2 Sparks Street (near the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Streets).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather
  • This walking tour takes place fully outdoors and runs rain or shine
  • There will be lots of opportunities for photos, but filming or recording the tour is not permitted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 123 reviews

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Great group experience - the guide (dressed in a black cape and carrying a lantern to set the mood) led us for approximately 2km meandering walk through downtown Ottawa pausing at key historical buildings. At each stop we were treated to a delightful (and spooky) tale that highlighted the historical significance and brought to life (hehe) stories about people from the past - both famous and common - and the role they played in shaping Ottawa’s history.

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March 28, 2023

The guided tour was excellently delivered but I was semi disillusioned by the story. I was not that I was unhappy I didn’t have an apparition appear as I do believe in ghosts and the possibility of one getting ticked off at those that disturb them on purpose. Those people deserve what they they didn’t count on.

March 28, 2023

Je suis septique de base concernant les fantômes mais j'ai pensé que ça pouvait être une visite intéressante de la ville. Dommage que la guide n ait pas fait plus d efforts pour se faire comprendre (en parlant plus lentement par exemple) et qu'elle gloussait à la fin de ses histoires. Ça a gâché sa performance....

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 175449